OPPAGA Senior Legislative Analyst - Methodology

Date:  Apr 19, 2024


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Requisition No: 813619 

Agency: Florida Legislature

Working Title: OPPAGA Senior Legislative Analyst - Methodology

Position Number: 99999 

Salary:  Commensurate with experience 

Posting Closing Date: 06/30/2024 

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The Florida Legislature
The Office of Program Police Analysis and Government Accountability


Job Title

Senior Legislative Analyst - Methodology


General Summary

The Office of Program Police Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) is seeking a Senior Legislative Analyst in the Methodology unit. The analyst will serve as a technical expert conducting research studies, program evaluations, and policy analyses of public programs and agencies. Senior legislative analysts are expected to show a high degree of proficiency in conducting data analyses and establishing research design for program evaluations and policy analyses, demonstrate strong programming and analytical skills, and develop substantive knowledge of Florida state government operations and the legislative process. Knowledge and experience may be demonstrated through graduate-level training and/or previous successful employment in positions such as legislative budget analyst, legislative or agency program evaluator, researcher, or state agency data analyst.


Examples of Work Performed

  • Implementing complex research designs and data analyses, potentially including statistical analyses;
  • Conducting policy research on issues of importance to the Florida Legislature;
  • Consulting with teams on research design, measurement, and data;
  • Assessing the strengths and limitations of data and methodology;
  • Interviewing agency and legislative staff;
  • Identifying appropriate sources of information or data;
  • Reviewing and assessing research literature and analyses;
  • Designing and administering surveys;
  • Writing reports and summarizing technical analyses concisely and clearly; and 
  • Making presentations to legislators and legislative committees.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in designing and executing research to develop a documented basis for policy analyses, program evaluations, management reviews, budget analyses, or similar technical reviews;
  • Understanding of principles of governmental organization, budgeting, and accountability;
  • Experience working with and interpreting complex data including state agency data;
  • Experience as an effective contributor to a work team;
  • Experience doing data management and analysis using software such as Excel, SPSS, SAS, or R and writing syntax; and
  • Experience writing for and/or testifying before high-level executives or elected public officials expressing sensitive conclusions and recommendations based on statistical and financial data.


Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and five years of professional experience in research, analysis, program planning and evaluation, or administrative work.


A master's degree from an accredited college or university can substitute for one year of the required experience. A doctorate from an accredited college or university can substitute for two years of the required experience.


Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.



Salary commensurate with experience.
The Legislature offers a competitive employee benefits package.

This position is not eligible for remote work.


Application Deadline

Open until filled


Submission of Application

For more information on OPPAGA and its application process and requirements, see OPPAGA’s website (www.oppaga.state.fl.us). With the completed legislative application, please provide a cover letter addressed to Ms. Kara Collins-Gomez, OPPAGA Coordinator, that highlights how your training and experience have prepared you for a position with OPPAGA and how OPPAGA would fit into your career plans. A resume can also be included with your application. These materials should be submitted electronically to apply@oppaga.fl.gov.


For questions, contact Claire K. Mazur at 850-717-0575 or email apply@oppaga.fl.gov.


Applications are available through the Florida Legislature's web site Online Sunshine and in Room 701 of the Claude Pepper Building.


Accommodation for Disability

If an accommodation is needed for a disability, please notify Human Resources at (850) 488-6803.


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The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

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